Jason Odio, the restaurateur behind popular spots Baby Jane, Ariete and La Otra presents his latest culinary endeavor, Bebito’s, a dazzling Cuban-American café and bistro that recently opened at the newly-renovated Flamingo Point Center. The team behind this new Miami Beach outpost includes all-star pastry chef Dallas Wynne and nationally renowned chef Henry Hane.
Bebito’s Private Label signature blend will be roasted locally in Miami featuring a powerful mix of Brazilian, Colombian and Ecuadorian beans. The brew will be offered in all traditional forms including a signature cafecito, traditional café con leche and many more variations. Non-dairy customizations like almond and coconut milks are offered as well.
The crave-worthy menu is comprised of items such as Chorizo Manchego Croquettas; Kale Caesar; Bebito’s Burger; Chicken Vaca Frita Wrap; Guava Miso Salmon Grain Bowl; Dallas’ Special Dulce de Leche Cookies; and a variety of Tostadas – Bebito’s version of a tartine with a Cuban twist.
Celebrated designer Annhy Shim of Shim Projects brings a modern take on an old Cuban cafe, with iconic Old Havana motifs and a Caribbean color palette of pink and green. Antiqued emerald green glazed tile in a modern stacked pattern anchors the double height space, setting the backdrop for the front service counter which is formed entirely of green empress marble. The cushy banquettes are clad in pink vegan leather and velvet, while brass light fixtures have a vintage Deco feel. A custom wallpaper mural by Calico Sleek adds to the whimsical vibes.
Flamingo Point, formerly Flamingo, the iconic building on the Miami Beach bay-front is currently being redeveloped to a luxury community that will offer penthouses and individual town-homes in addition to the fully renovated studio, 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom apartment homes. Bebito’s sits in a lush new courtyard centered on the Flamingo Point plaza that offers a green escape for those who wish to enjoy their cafecito outside.
With new full street access, 100-seat space with free Wi-Fi throughout, Bebito’s is designed for residents and guests to use throughout the day. Diners can enjoy their morning coffee courtesy of a pink La Marzocco coffee machine (aka the “Balthazar of Cuban Coffee”) either inside or in the lounge areas on the new outdoor front plaza. A large communal banquette table is ideal for sharing ideas and a midday cafecito break. Counter seating has outlets for easy access and the mezzanine level is available for lounging longer.